On May 12, 1988 members of the founding churches and organizations came together to celebrate the beginning of Community Caregivers of Greater Derry. Their purpose was to create a volunteer network which would provide support and assistance to help people maintain independence in their home environment. Initial funding for the program was received from the Alexander Eastman Foundation.
The purpose defined by our founding members remains the same. Those who receive assistance are the frail, elderly, temporarily or permanently disabled and those individuals recuperating from or dealing with chronic illness. Caregivers covers the towns of Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Sandown, Chester, Hampstead and Danville. There is no charge for services. The Alexander Eastman Foundation continues to be a major funding source. Monies are also received through the United Way, towns, churches, membership drive, grants, fundraising efforts and individual donations.
The Caregiver’s office, based in Londonderry, is staffed by five individuals who oversee the client, volunteer and financial operation of the agency. Caregivers has established itself as an integral part of the community.
(Last updated 11/25/2016)